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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Liddell Hart K
Title
LIDDELL HART, Kathleen (1904-2001)
Date(s)
[1929-1997]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
28 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

LIDDELL HART, Kathleen (1904-2001)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Canada, 1902; family moved to Europe, 1920; married Tim Nelson, 1927; widowed in 1936; married Basil Liddell Hart, 1942; died, 2001.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received in several accessions from Kathleen Liddell Hart and one accession from Professor Schurman in 2008.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Lady Kathleen Liddell Hart chiefly relating to Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart and Adrian Liddell Hart, [1929-1997].Papers relating to Basil Liddell Hart including typescript transcripts of his appointment diaries, 1940-1953; draft of History of the Second World War by Basil Liddell Hart and Kathleen Liddell Hart's related correspondence with the publisher Cassels; letters from Basil Liddell Hart to Jessie Liddell Hart; Basil Liddell Hart's wallet; drafts of letters, lectures and articles by Basil Liddell Hart, 1929-1969; papers of Basil Liddell Hart on the history of fashion and manners; press cuttings including with quotations from Basil Liddell Hart's writings and book reviews of his work; letters relating to Basil Liddell Hart's death; papers relating an exhibition on the life of Basil Liddell Hart, 1977; papers relating to the centenary of Basil Liddell Hart's birth, 1995; Kathleen Liddell Hart's correspondence with researchers on Basil Liddell Hart, 1971-1980s; correspondence with solicitors about Basil Liddell Hart's estate and papers relating to royalties, 1981-1990.Papers relating to Adrian Liddell Hart including Basil Liddell Hart's correspondence on Adrian Liddell Hart, 1939-1952; letters from Basil Liddell Hart to Adrian Liddell Hart, 1939-1965; letters from Adrian Liddell Hart to Basil Liddell Hart, 1935-1948; letters from Kathleen Liddell Hart to Adrian Liddell Hart; letters to Adrian Liddell Hart, 1952-1991; typescript drafts of Adrian Liddell Hart's [unpublished] books 'Unconditional Surrender' a novel based on his time serving on control commission, Berlin. (London, Nov 1950) and 'The State of Canada'; sympathy letters on the death of Adrian Liddell Hart; papers relating to winding up the estate of Adrian Liddell Hart and obituaries.Personal photos of Basil Liddell Hart and Kathleen Liddell Hart; Kathleen Liddell Hart's correspondence, chiefly 1970s-1990s but also including early letters from Basil Liddell Hart and letters to her family, 1940-1946; Kathleen Liddell Hart's appointment diaries; guest books; draft of Kathleen Liddell Hart's memoirs, and correspondence with the editor, Jennifer Schofield; tributes to Kathleen Liddell Hart and drafts of a book on Richard Aldington by Frank Crawford and related correspondence.

System of arrangement

Original order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material

English.

Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the reading room. 

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obituary, The Times, 25 Jul 2001.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 2008, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Cultural heritage
  • Customs and traditions
  • Fashion
  • History
  • Military history
  • Publishing
  • Publishing industry

Personal names

  • ALDINGTON, Richard, writer and poet x Aldington Edward Godfree (1892-1962)
  • HART , Adrian John Liddell,son of Basil Liddell Hart (1922-1991)
  • HART, Jessie Douglas Liddell nee Stone, first wife of Basil Liddell Hart
  • HART, Lady Kathleen Liddell nee Sullivan, wife of Basil Liddell Hart(1904-2001)
  • HART, Sir Basil Henry Liddell, Knight, Captain, military historian x Liddell Hart, Sir Basil (1895-1970)
  • LIDDELL HART, Kathleen (1904-2001)

Places

  • Berlin
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Western Europe
  • World

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